2012 Volume 96 Issue 5 Pages 272-278
This paper describes an original method for measuring pesticide residue. Recently, the demand for measurement of pesticide residue has increased because the concern of safety of the consumer's food has risen. Furthermore, the dispersion of the pesticide (drift) has become an urgent problem. However, existing methods involve destructive inspection, and a lot of time and proficiency is necessary for the analysis. In this study, to solve those problems, we propose the application of infrared spectroscopy, which is a nondestructive measurement technique. This is a measuring method that assumes the adhesion density of agricultural chemicals using the IR spectrum and SIMCA.